. Indiana Jones Movie Formula
by Shazron Elhazar Abdullah

Hi all Indy fans, well here are some interesting relationships between
the Indy trilogy movies ( like the ones in the Back to the Future trilogy)
So if you want to write an Indy movie, follow this formula!
Feel free to add any omissions!

1) Start of Movie, get artifact, loses it RLA--> South American Idol TD---> Lao She's Ashes LC---> Cross of Coronado (although he got it back)

2) Takes a plane with/meets woman RLA--> Marion in Nepal TD---> Willie in Shanghai LC---> Elsa in Venice

3) After/during plane trip, they are sabotaged/attacked, get info on mission/clue , sidetrack to new destination with large old building(s) RLA--> in Nepal attacked by Nazi henchman, get headpiece, go to Cairo to scope out buried city Tanis for the Ark TD---> pilots leave them with a fuelless plane in the mountains, land in Village get info about stolen children and Shankara stones, go to Pankot Palace to check out story LC---> attacked by members of the Cruciform Sword, get info about Grail on shield and info about Henry's whereabouts, go to Castle Brunwald in Austria

4) Woman is captured at some point RLA--> Marion captured in Cairo market square TD---> Willie caught while watching Indy scope out the Stones LC---> In Castle Brunwald, Elsa taken hostage by Nazi stooge

5) Must have one showcase phobia-inducing animal. RLA--> Snakes in Ark pit TD---> Cockroaches in cave tunnel LC---> Rats in knight's tomb

6) Showcase action scene with special vehicle with Indy w/jacket+hat RLA--> Truck containing the Ark scene where he goes under the truck TD---> Minecar scene where they escape Thuggees and water LC---> Tank scene where they fall over the cliff

7) After goal (artifact) is found, it kills the bad guy(s) RLA--> Nazis and Bellock die after opening the Ark TD---> on the bridge hanging over the cliff, Indy recites some words, Mola Ram dies trying to catch one of the flaming Shankara stones LC---> Donovan dies after drinking from the wrong Grail

8) Ending scene(s) must contain a cave RLA--> the island cave where the open the Ark TD---> Thuggee temple under the palace LC---> the Grail cave

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Page Author: Shazron Elhazar Abdullah
Created: February 2, 1995
Last modified: May 25, 1998

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